Isn't this color amazing? I can't wait to see the real thing. Now available for pre-order.
Agatha Award nominees were announced a couple of days ago. I am SO very happy to be able to tell you that A FATAL WINTER is nominated for best novel of 2012! Winners will be announced in early May at the Malice Domestic conference.
See the full list of nominees here.
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Deadly Pleasures magazine has published its annual list of best mysteries. I am so pleased to see A FATAL WINTER is on the list. Thank you to the editors!
My article on "7 Things I've Learned So Far" about writing appears today at Writer's Digest. If you sign up to comment, you are entered for a free hardback copy of my most recent book, A FATAL WINTER.
Please note that while my advice is sometimes tongue-in-cheek, some of it involves things I've learned the hard way. I hope you will take a look and that you will enjoy reading it.
A nice review of A FATAL WINTER appears in the latest Crimespree Magazine (Issue 49):
"Well crafted and entertaining, this is a superb winter read."
Thank you very much, Crimespree!
A reader sent me this wonderful photo of her cat Suzanna clutching a library copy of the St. Just mystery Death at the Alma Mater. Don't you love the possessive, combative look in her eyes?
I am so happy to announce that A FATAL WINTER is a Library Journal pick as one of the best mysteries of 2012. "Malliet's artfully plotted puzzler subtly dazzles with its sly humor and astute observations."
Below is the entire list of five books. Congratulations, fellow authors--I know you're as thrilled as I am!
Box, C.J. Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel. Putnam.
Locke, Attica. The Cutting Season. Harper: HarperCollins.
Malliet, G.M. A Fatal Winter: A Max Tudor Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.
May, Peter. The Black House. SilverOak: Sterling.
Tursten, Helene. Night Rounds: An Inspector Irene Huss Investigation. Soho Crime. tr. from Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg.
Thank you for this lovely review in the San Jose Mercury News by Roberta Alexander: "Max, the good-looking former MI-5 operative who just wants to live a quiet life -- well, that's not in the cards. And that's good news for readers."
Terry Jacobsen of Library Journal has just published her verdict, giving A FATAL WINTER a starred review: "Malliet doesn't miss a step in her stellar second case for her handsome vicar....This series shines for its wit, well-drawn characters, pitch-perfect dialog, and intricately structured puzzle."
What can I say but thank you?